Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a significant holiday celebrated on June 19th each year in the United States. It commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and acknowledges the end of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth is a day of remembrance, celebration, and reflection. It highlights the significance of freedom, resilience, and the ongoing pursuit of equality. By observing and understanding Juneteenth, we honor the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans while striving for a more inclusive and just society.
The Belmar Public Library celebrates Juneteenth with a concert by the John Luckenbill Orchestra playing music composed by African Americans over the years. We will also feature guest speaker Tasha Youngblood Brown as she talks about the importance of African American culture in American Society.
Below are some pictures from last year’s Juneteenth celebration.
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.